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ACT to SAT Conversion Chart: See How Your ACT and SAT Scores Compare

The ACT and SAT are both tests for college admissions that use different scoring systems.  Below is a chart comparing ACT and SAT scores. This chart will help you decide what test is right for you.  If you have taken both tests you can also use the chart to determine...

5 Questions Students Have After the First SAT

Find answers to the most common questions students ask after their first SAT.

How I Saved a Student 20+ Hours of Work with a 5 Minute Phone Call

There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation out there about college applications and the SAT/ACT. I hear a lot of “I read this on the internet” or “My neighbor told me a story about her friend’s daughter” and on it goes. The misinformation spreads like a game...

Writer’s Block? 11 Journal Topics to Brainstorm the College Essay

I have never considered myself much of a creative writer. The “right” words just never seemed to come to me. However, I’ve always loved the visual arts—drawing and painting in particular. In every art class, the most challenging assignment was always the...

Is That a Good SAT or ACT Score?

When the SAT or ACT scores come out, the first question we hear is “is that a good SAT or ACT score?” This is a tough question to answer because “good” is very relative. Before I answer that question for a parent or student, I always ask to what schools is the student...

How Many Times Can I Take the SAT? (and Other FAQ’s)

Now is the time of year that we're getting a lot of questions from students and parents on the SAT and ACT. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. How many times can I take the SAT or ACT? There is no maximum number of times that a student...

Eliminate Negative Self Talk

The expression is you are what you eat, but I would say you are what you think holds as much truth. The idea of mindfulness and the power of thought have been everywhere lately—see here, here, and here. One of the things that I hear students doing as we work through...

10 Years of Tri-Ed

It’s hard to believe that today marks a decade since I first started Tri-Ed Tutoring! Thinking back to the year I started Tri-Ed Tutoring, 2006, feels like a lifetime ago. I had just finished my Masters in Teaching and was deciding what to do with the rest of my life....

5 Minutes Remaining…What Now?

For most students, the challenge of the ACT is time management more than the content of the questions. It’s a fast-paced test and difficult to address all of the questions in the allotted time. Try using a few of these tips on your next ACT: Focus on answering...

Regroup for More Success and Less Stress This School Year

As winter drags on and first semester is behind us, it’s easy to lose that motivation that you started the year with. It’s around this time that we start to see a breakdown in the homework routine leading to overwhelmed students that are struggling to catch back up or...

Is That a Good SAT or ACT Score?

When the SAT or ACT scores come out, the first question we hear is “is that a good SAT or ACT score?” This is a tough question to answer because “good” is very relative. Before I answer that question for a parent or student, I always ask to what schools is the student...

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Eliminate Negative Self Talk

The expression is you are what you eat, but I would say you are what you think holds as much truth. The idea of mindfulness and the power of thought have been everywhere lately—see here, here, and here. One of the things that I hear students doing as we work through...

read more

10 Years of Tri-Ed

It’s hard to believe that today marks a decade since I first started Tri-Ed Tutoring! Thinking back to the year I started Tri-Ed Tutoring, 2006, feels like a lifetime ago. I had just finished my Masters in Teaching and was deciding what to do with the rest of my life....

read more

5 Minutes Remaining…What Now?

For most students, the challenge of the ACT is time management more than the content of the questions. It’s a fast-paced test and difficult to address all of the questions in the allotted time. Try using a few of these tips on your next ACT: Focus on answering...

read more

Part 2, Class of 2017: Should I Take The Current or Redesigned SAT?

In Part 1, Should I Take The Current or Redesigned SAT, we provided helpful tips to understand the difference between the current and redesigned SAT as well as ACT test to benefit the Class of 2017. Part 2 will detail "pros" and "cons" to support your decision on...

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The Best Books Aren’t Hard to Find

Books are a part of the learning experience, whether you like it or not. The high school years are prime time for reading some of the most mind-bending and life-changing literature you will ever read. With that in mind, we found this list from Modern Library of the...

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10 Best Apps for Students

As students are becoming more and more dependent on technology, it makes sense to seek out the best apps that can help them in their studies.  Many schools are turning to technology for textbooks, turning in papers, sharing notes and homework assignments,...

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Back to School—Avoiding the Homework Battle

It’s that time of year again—the weather is starting to cool down, the first leaves are beginning to change colors, and our news feeds are filled with smiling children toting backpacks for the first time.  While this seems like a beautiful scene, it often quickly...

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